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Australian prime minister jeered in wildfire-ravaged zone

Asia Pacific Jan 3, 2020

Australian prime minister jeered in wildfire-ravaged zone

Prime Minister Scott Morrison was confronted by angry residents who cursed and insulted him Thursday as he visited a wildfire-ravaged corner of the country. Locals in Cobargo, in New South Wales, yelled at him, made obscene gestures and called him an "idiot" and worse, criticizing ...

Business Jan 3, 2020

Analyst expects judge to block T-Mobile-Sprint merger

A Cowen & Co. analyst predicts that states opposing T-Mobile US Inc.'s $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint Corp. may have convinced a federal judge to block the deal. Based on two weeks of court testimony last month and the nature of the questions U.S. District ...

Trump plan to curb teen vaping exempts some flavors to benefit of industry

Business Jan 3, 2020

Trump plan to curb teen vaping exempts some flavors to benefit of industry

U.S. health officials will ban most flavored e-cigarettes popular with underage teenagers, but with major exceptions that benefit vaping manufacturers, retailers and adults who use the nicotine-emitting devices. The Trump administration announced Thursday that it will prohibit fruit, candy, mint and dessert flavors from small, ...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic embraces 'top-level challenge' at AC Milan

Soccer Jan 3, 2020

Zlatan Ibrahimovic embraces 'top-level challenge' at AC Milan

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is giving himself six months to see if he can still play elite-level soccer with one of Europe's storied clubs. The 38-year-old striker was presented by AC Milan on Friday after signing a deal until the end of the season with an option ...

Luka Doncic helps Mavericks pull away from Nets

Basketball / NBA Jan 3, 2020

Luka Doncic helps Mavericks pull away from Nets

With Luka Doncic resting and Dallas' other two top scorers out with injuries, Seth Curry kept the Mavericks even with Brooklyn until the 20-year-old phenom could take over again. Curry scored 15 of his 25 points with Doncic sitting the last half of the third ...

Liverpool blanks Sheffield United

Soccer Jan 3, 2020

Liverpool blanks Sheffield United

Goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane helped Premier League leader Liverpool restore its 13-point advantage at the top of the table as it saw off a valiant Sheffield United 2-0 at Anfield on Thursday. Salah opened the scoring on four minutes, capitalizing on a ...

Paralympics Jan 3, 2020

Tokyo to see record number of competing nations in Paralympics

This year's Tokyo Paralympics will set a participation record with athletes from around 170 national organizing bodies competing, surpassing the record 164 bodies that took part in the 2012 London Games, a source with knowledge of the matter said Thursday. This raises hope that the ...